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My American Dream

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Released  June 23, 2009
Length  38:56
Artist  Neal E. Boyd
Producer  Simon Franglen
Recorded  2008-2009
Director  Pat Barry
Release date  23 June 2009
Label  Decca Records
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Genres  Classical music, Pop music

Neal e boyd my american dream


My American Dream is the debut studio album released by Neal E. Boyd on June 23, 2009.

Contents

Neal e boyd my american dream


Background

After Boyd won the third season of America's Got Talent, he was signed to Decca Records. Boyd explained that the name of the album reflects on how he met his dream after winning Talent. Songs included on the album are "God Bless the USA," "Ave Maria," "Amazing Grace," West Side Story's song "Somewhere," and his Talent winning song "Nessun Dorma."

The album was released on the date of the fourth season premiere of Talent, which was June 23, 2009.

Boyd has since gone on tour with Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts, and later sang for US President Barack Obama.

Commercial performance

The album sold 6,000 copies in its first week of release. The album also debuted at #195 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Top Classical Albums Chart.

Critical reception

James Manheim of AllMusic says Boyd's talent "leaves an impression on listeners. That's the quality that makes for a crossover star." Stephen Thomas Erlewine called it "an effective showcase for his supple singing if not quite an artistic statement of purpose. Thankfully, Boyd avoids the ersatz Euro-schlock of Il Divo, never trying to have a pop production, instead being happily symphonic."

Track listing

  1. "God Bless the USA" 3:57
  2. "Nessun Dorma" 3:05
  3. "Mama" 3:23
  4. "Somewhere" 3:22
  5. "Il Gladiatore" 3:45
  6. "Bring Him Home" 3:43
  7. "Is Nothing Sacred" 4:12
  8. "Anthem" 3:08
  9. "Sonny Boy" 2:58
  10. "Ave Maria" 4:47
  11. "Amazing Grace" 2:36

Personnel

These are the personnel who helped create the album.

  • Savan Kotecha (Composer)
  • Winston Simone (Executive Producer)
  • Peter Rudge (Representation)
  • Neal E. Boyd (Vocals, Liner Notes)
  • Evelyn de Morgan (A&R)
  • Jeffrey Pescetto (Lyricist)
  • Jon Bailey (Engineer, Mixing, Digital Editing)
  • Justin S. Turner (Legal Counsel)
  • City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Choir, Orchestra)
  • Songs

    1God Bless the USA3:56
    2Nessun Dorma3:04
    3Mama3:21

    References

    My American Dream Wikipedia


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